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Virginia Union Art Galleries to Host April Harrison


Virginia Union Art Galleries to Host April Harrison

(Richmond, VA) – Virginia Union University will feature the work of Artist April Harrison in the L. Douglas Wilder Library Art Gallery from April 17 – May 17, 2014. The public is invited to an opening reception to be held on April 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Harrison is known for her eclectic use of materials, allowing for rich textures and dynamic images. Her focus is on “creating positive images of color, embracing individual diversity, inner spirituality and natural God given beauty.” Although she is self-taught, her works have been well received throughout the arts community and are owned by collectors such as Whoopi Goldberg, the Honorable Andrew Young, and the Honorable Ruth Simmons. In addition, her works have been on exhibit at galleries in New York, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Washington, DC. Harrison’s work has received media coverage in newspapers, magazines and television including Essence Magazine, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Black Entertainment Television.

The Virginia Union University Art Galleries in the L. Douglas Wilder Library host up-and-coming artists in addition to diverse permanent collections which include folk artist Thornton Dial and traditional African art. Admission to the galleries is free.

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